Lawrence (given name)

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Lawrence is a masculine given name. It is an Anglicisation of the French Laurence,[1] which is in turn derived from the Latin Laurentius.[2] Pet forms of Lawrence include Larry and Lawrie.[1]

Antarctic explorer[edit]

  • Lawrence Oates (1880–1912), member of the ill fated Scott expedition to the South Pole.

Aviation[edit]

  • Sir Lawrence Wackett (1896–1982), the father of the Australian aircraft industry.

Christianity[edit]

Education[edit]

Sports[edit]

Military[edit]

Television, film and stage[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Lawrence Hayward (known artistically as just "Lawrence"), singer with Felt, Denim and Go Kart Mozart
  • Lawrence Welk, band leader, accordion player, and television host

Business[edit]

  • Lawrence Bossidy, former chairman of Honeywell, former CEO and chairman of AlliedSignal, current chairman of Merck & Co.
  • Lawrence Hunt, internet entrepreneur and CEO of Silverjet
  • Lawrence E. Page (born 1973), co-founder of Google Inc.

Arts[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

Inventor[edit]

  • Lawrence Hargrave (1850-1915), Australian inventor, explorer, astronomer, engineer and aeronautical pioneer

Politics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K; Hodges, F (2006) [1990]. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 165. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1. 
  2. ^ Hanks, P; Hardcastle, K; Hodges, F (2006) [1990]. A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford Paperback Reference (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-19-861060-1.